Ogun Government lauds company on career workshop for students
Ogun State Government has commended and described as laudable Promasidor Nigeria Limited career guidance workshop for secondary school students, as part effort towards the development of education and youth empowerment in the country.
Tagged ‘Promasidor Harness Your Dream Programme, the initiative, which is in its second edition, is being put together by the makers of Cowbell Milk, Loya Milk, Onga, Top Tea and other quality brands.
Speaking at the event, which held at African Church Grammar School, Abeokuta, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs Modupe Mujota called on other corporate organisations to emulate Promasidor, since education and youth development are collective responsibilities of the government and the populace in line with public and private partnership policy.
Represented by Director of Education Support Services, Mr. Martins Akinsolu, the Commissioner remarked that most adolescents are ignorant of career choices, saying it would not be an overstatement to state that the most bugging problem facing the adolescents in Nigeria is the problem of unemployment and the major cause being wrong choice of career.
Akinsolu described the initiative as the first of its kind in Ogun State, adding that the Ministry would seek further support from the company to enable the over 450 secondary schools in the state benefit from the initiative.
The Principal, African Church Grammar School, Abeokuta, Mr. Akinjide Johnson expressed delightfulness and commended Promasidor on its decision to support the future of Nigerian youths rather than devote resources to sponsor programmes he described as promoting frivolities.
In his opening remarks, the Managing Director Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Mr. Anders Einarsson encouraged the students to take full advantage of the workshop in order to achieve their dream goals.
Einarsson, who was represented by the company’s Head of Legal/PR, Mr. Andrew Enahoro, described success as not just what is hoped and prayed for. “You choose to be successful and work hard towards achieving it. That you are here today means you have chosen to be successful in your future endeavours. What remains is for you to continue to study and work hard to achieve the desired results.
“Paying attention to the presentations that will be made this afternoon, for me, is what you must do if you are really determined to be successful. Beyond today, however, I implore you to embrace learning as a lifelong process. This is one decision you will never regret taking,” he explained.
He further stated that Promasidor remained committed to education and youth development through initiatives such as ‘Promasidor Harness Your Dream’ and the ‘Cowbellpedia Mathematics TV Quiz Show’, through which the company has promoted interest in Mathematics in the last 20 years.
According to him, Promasidor doubled the cash prizes for winners and runners of the popular TV Quiz programme from this year’s edition, while sustaining the overseas education excursion for the two category winners.
“The competition perfectly demonstrates how far we are ready to go in supporting you to harness and achieve your dreams. The focus areas of this edition were Personnel Management/Emerging Entrepreneurial Opportunities, Accounting and Business Management, Digital Media and Information and Communication Technology,” he stated.
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